The debut show on India Ahead Tamil, Sudha’s Tiffin Room had as its first celeb guest, actor, reality show queen, and social media influencer, Vanitha Vijayakumar.
As the show is focused on getting hitherto unknown yet unique voices, Vanitha was a natural choice as she is indeed bold, beautiful and brutal. The last bit about her has often invited much criticism, but that is one reason that she made it as the first guest on Sudha’s Tiffin Room.
Daughter of legendary actors, Vijayakumar and Manjula, Vanitha was born into the lap of the Tamil film industry and despite a brilliant debut with “Thalapathy” Vijay, she walked away from it all to get married. When that marriage failed, Vanitha took her natal family on and her run-ins with them became vicious gossip. If there is one thing about the woman which stands out, then it is her relentless resolve to not give up—her subsequent marriages and relationships were evidence that she was proud of every scar on her soul and was ready to learn and move on.
In the show, Vanitha spoke about how the only man who supported her throughout her struggle was none other than Superstar Rajinikanth, whom he calls “Rajini Uncle” and despite the fact that he was extremely close to Vijayakumar.
Vanitha conceded that when her father refused to see her point of view, “Rajini Uncle” moved away from Vijayakumar. As a woman who is a single mother to two daughters and also the mother of a college-going son. Vanitha recalled the time when she met with J Jayalalithaa and at a time when she was struggling to gain custody of her son, amongst others. As was famous of Jayalalithaa, the matter was settled in the next few days.
Today, even as Vanitha is awaiting the release of her films, there is one recurring question that she is asked each time – maybe join politics as an astrologer had once predicted. After all, Tamil Nadu does have a long history of actors-turned-politicians-turned-Chief Ministers. She was candid and said she wasn’t averse to it but there was still time for that. But it was her concluding answer which proved that Vanitha is indeed a woman who wears her honesty on her sleeve. In an answer to if she believes in love? Vanitha took no time in replying that she does and that is what makes her want to live life queen size.